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Bring on the "Empty Nest" Years

Sallie Krawcheck Explains Why Women’s Careers Heat Up Just As Men’s Slow Down

How Should We Think About the Future?

Chances are, you’re underestimating the amount of progress we've made and we’re going to make in technology, medicine and a host of other things. Why? Because your brain, and mine, and everyone else’s, thinks linearly, rather than exponentially.

Cheaters, Thieves and Tax Havens

Leaked information tells the story of prominent world leaders who avoided taxes or looted their country’s treasuries in order to squirrel away not only money, but expensive yachts, luxury homes, ownership of a candy company and investments in construction companies.

The Anxious Bull

We’re in one of the longest-running, biggest wealth-producing bull markets in history, but you wouldn’t know it from the headlines or the gloomy mood of investors.  On March 9, the bull market in U.S.

Identity Theft – How to Safeguard Your Identity

It’s something most Americans don’t think about until it hits the headlines, such as last year when major retailer, Target, revealed that its data base of shopper credit and debit card numbers had been breached. Yet, nearly 15 percent of the population - more than 34 million adults - has reported some form of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Avoiding the Pain

There’s no question that we experience emotional pain and anxiety when our investment accounts are losing money due to market downturns.  Behavioral scientists tell us that we feel losses twice as keenly as we feel positive returns.

The Early Panic of 2016

Wow!  There’s no diplomatic way to say this: the global stock markets are in panic mode right now.  In two weeks of trading, the U.S. S&P 500 index is down 8% on the year, which brings us close to correction territory (a 10% decline), and has some predicting a bear market (a 20% decline). 

The Drama on Wall Street

The Drama on Wall Street

 

Before we get too unnerved about this year's stock market decline, let's ask ourselves a few questions.

 

  • Have your long-term financial goals changed in the last three days?

 

Dog Days of Late Summer

Chances are, these days you’re sneaking a peak at the investment markets, probably more than once a day. They’ve certainly been providing their share of excitement: down 4% one day, up more than 2% the next day or two, and who knows what’s next and what's causing the turmoil?

 

Will You Outlive Your Income? How to be Certain You Won’t.

While our extended longevity should be greeted with gratitude for the possibility of enjoying a longer life with our grandchildren, many retirees are approaching it with trepidation, wondering if their hard earned assets will be sufficient to fulfill their vision of a good life for the rest of their life – however long it should last.

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